Hi every one, a warm welcome to you all, wherever you live!
I am 50 years old now, since early childhood I have endured so many traumatic events and witnessed so many other people needlessly suffering. I have also endured a great deal of bad practice along the way. Due to the effect’s of my trauma, I never had a voice and no one cared to listen as I cried out haplessly, silently and feebly, “Someone help, please help!’’
But in June 2000 my life changed forever. Something incredible happened. I miraculously found my way into the world of the mental health service user. My life would never be the same again, for I found the place of safety that I so much cried out for, for so very long. Meeting people who I could relate to was the key towards my recovery. In the last eight years I have learned so much about others and myself, even though in this time I have been so very unwell, I have still managed to do many positive things: always, striving to help others in whatever way I possibly can.
Now through this site, I hope to continue helping people, not by preaching morals or right’s or wrongs but by openly sharing my many experiences. I recently wrote, “you can’t feel someone’s pain, but you can share your experiences.” By doing this you can ease the pain, no matter how troubled your life is. I will be sharing some of my traumas and the way they have adversely affected my life but more importantly, I will show I have never given up hope for a better life. I will share many of the positive things I have achieved in the hope someone out there will benefit from my experiences. I also hope to better inform Health Professionals, so they may develop a greater understanding of people who are in mental and physical distress. Big mistakes were made, we can all learn from them.
With all due care and respect
This is my story of survival...